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Table 1 Overview of antimicrobial therapy at the index visit according to the microscopy result of the urine sample

From: Antimicrobial management and appropriateness of treatment of urinary tract infection in general practice in Ireland

  Community resistance level in 2009 (E.colionly)   no organism, no pyuria Pyuria organism Total
Co-amoxyclav 30.5% N 87 21 51 159
   % of total 18.1% 4.4% 10.6% 33.1%
   % within 54.7% 13.2% 32.1%  
Ampicillin 68.1% N 18 1 8 27
   % of total 3.7% 0.2% 1.7% 5.6%
   % within 66.6% 3.7% 29.6%  
Trimethoprim 30.5% N 60 15 50 125
   % of total 12.5% 3.1% 10.4% 26.0%
   % within 48.0% 12.0% 40.0%  
Fluoroquinolone 8.3% N 54 8 20 82
   % of total 11.2% 1.7% 4.2% 17.0%
   % within 65.9% 9.8% 24.4%  
Nitrofurantoin 4.1% N 29 6 22 57
   % of total 6.0% 1.2% 4.6% 11.9%
   % within 50.9% 10.5% 38.6%  
Other   N 20 4 7 31
   % of total 4.2% 0.8% 1.5% 6.4%
   % within 64.5% 12.9% 22.6%  
Total   N 268 55 158 481
   % of total 55.7% 11.4% 32.8% 100.0%
  1. The number (N) and percentage (% within) of each antimicrobial prescribed is given for patients with no organism or pyuria was identified in the urine sample, when only pyuria was detected and when an organism was detected. The overall percentage of each antimicrobial prescribed (% of total) is also shown. For reference, the community antimicrobial resistance levels of all E.coli from urinary samples (no duplicates) analysed in the laboratory of the Galway University Hospitals during 2009 is presented in the first column.